- Rocket Using Crop-Oil-Derived JP-8 Fuel Successfully Tested
- Corn, Soybean Crops in ‘Good’ to ‘Excellent’ Condition: USDA
- As U.S. Cap and Trade Approached, Lobbying Budgets Soared
- Ethanol Industry Urged to Stop Antibiotic Use by IATP
- Groups Opposed to Barring ILUC in Biofuel Evaluation Take Case to U.S. Senate
- U.S. Energy and Agriculture Departments Award Biofuels Research Grants
- OriginOil Succeeds in Extracting Algae Oil on a Continuous Basis
- Biofuels/Global Warming Academics Issue ‘Consensus’ Policy Warning
- ICE Will Supply Enhanced Statistics on Large Trader Data to CFTC
- Terrabon Produces High Octane ‘Green Gasoline;’ Plans Commercialization
- POET Completes First Cob Collection Test in Texas
- Bi-Partisan Group of Midwestern U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Raise Blend Limit
- International Impacts of U.S. Climate Change Legislation
- Prices & Markets
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- Report Spreads
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- Rack Ethanol
- Spot Oxygenates
- Biodiesel B-100
- Butanes/Natural Gas
- Retail E-85 National Assessment
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- Futures Corn
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- Baystate Biofuel Opening Distribution Center Before State Mandate Kicks In
- USDA to Revise NASS Acreage Report; New Estimate Aug. 12
- Port of Wilmington, N.C., Moving to Biodiesel
- NewPage Axes Chemrec Bio-DME Project
- Diesel from Non-Crude Sources
- Electrolyzed Water Seen as Better Way to Break Down DDGS
- Ethanol Blends Up To 10% Not Corrosive to Aluminum Engine Parts: Study
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Based on its laboratory results, Gulf Alternative Energy will move ahead to put its cellulosic feedstock pre-processor to work in an ethanol plant it is buying in Iowa.
A biodiesel distribution center will be opened in North Andover, Mass., in anticipation of that state’s mandate the diesel and home heating oil contain 2% biodiesel, which will kick in next summer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to take another look at the acreage devoted to corn this year, apparently surprised by the National Agricultural Statistic Service’s report on June 30, which was higher than most private estimates.
The Port of Wilmington, N.C., is installing new tanks to store biodiesel as part of its move to utilizing B-20 blends in its loading and unloading equipment.
Gasifying pulp-mill black-liquor, then converting the resulting syngas to methanol, took a big blow last week as U.S.-based NewPage cancelled a bio-DME project with Chemrec.
Diesel production from Fischer-Tropsch (FT) based technologies may become more viable in the future. To make diesel production from syngas more feasible, the FT technology needs to have the capability to process a variety of feedstocks, ranging from petroleum coke to biomass.
The use of electrolyzed water is a better method than the use of acids to break down Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles in order to produce an acetone-butanol-ethanol fuels mix, according to a researcher at the University of Illinois.
A study conducted in New Zealand found that ethanol blends up to 10% do not cause corrosion to aluminum parts used in automobile engines.
The University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center reported the successful rocket testing of a fuel it derived from biomass in a demonstration test of the technology.
The latest report from the U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service indicates that both the corn and soybean crops are in good condition for this point in the year.
When cap and trade legislation came up in Congress earlier this year, industries potentially affected by the move increased their lobbying efforts dramatically, reports filed in the U.S. House of Representatives show.
Overuse of antibiotics is leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria and the ethanol industry should voluntarily stop such use since there are alternatives available , according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Anti-ethanol groups that oppose a provision in the recently passed U.S. House bill that would bar the EPA from using international indirect land use change as a criterion for evaluating biofuels took their case to the Senate last week.
In an effort to support research into using plant feedstocks for biofuels production, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture announced that they will award up to US$6.3 million in research grants.
By using specific electrical modulations, OriginOil claims to have succeeded in extracting oil from algae on a continuous basis without destroying cell walls, which should lead to more efficient production.
The United States can still avoid the worst potential greenhouse effects of biofuels if policy-makers adopt certain principles, according to a “consensus” report from leading academics.
Intercontinental Exchange will begin supplying the Commodities Futures Trading Commission with enhanced data on large traders, in a move that ICE said has been in the works for years.
Terrabon has produced high-octane ‘green gasoline’ from non-food biomass at its laboratory in Texas and is looking to commercialize its MixAlco technology at a Valero facility next year.
POET is working with agricultural equipment suppliers to find the most efficient ways to collect corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production and last week completed the first test of that equipment in Texas.
Nineteen Midwestern U.S. senators last week sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the agency to raise the ethanol blend limit from the current 10% maximum.
U.S. climate change policy is likely to have an impact on future international policy developments. The key to making progress on a global level in Copenhagen may even depend on the United States taking action.